SiteMinder’s top distribution channels highlights ‘direct booking strategies for hotels and the growth strategies of the travel industry’s consolidation-hungry giants’

Global hotel industry guest acquisition platform, SiteMinder, has revealed its annual lists of the distribution channels that brought the highest booking revenue to hotels over…..

Independent hoteliers are increasingly tech savvy as they see the benefits of digital marketing

New research reveals that today’s independent hoteliers have a greater awareness and appetite around technology when it comes to their marketing and distribution strategies. According…..

New long-term agreements of Amadeus, Sabre and KAYAK with ATPCO will facilitate product differentiation from airlines and travel sellers

It is that time of the year that we regularly walk down city high streets mesmerised by the inviting window displays. Months of thought and…..

Driving the future distribution – Hahn Air issues first airline ticket and flies passengers on blockchain, while NDC is a talking point

Airline distribution platform Hahn Air has this week issued a real-world ticket enabled by blockchain technology on the open-source travel distribution platform Winding Tree. This…..

Skyscanner adventures down an alternative path; no plans to become an OTA, but it is developing a ‘marketplace’ approach for flight bookings

It’s not a secret that people are increasingly turning to their mobile devices to plan their travel. But, Skyscanner CEO Bryan Dove says the travel…..

IAG’s decision to push more unique fares and more content through NDC highlights how the digital channel is already driving distribution change

The power of NDC (New Distribution Capability) has become more evident with the recent news from International Airlines Group (IAG) that its two biggest airline…..

Challenges to traditional distribution and selling in Asia’s fast changing market

Legacy distribution systems have for decades presented airlines with the twin problems of high costs and product commoditisation. In efforts to address these issues, a…..

Travellers may want better value, easier personalisation and smarter technology, but right now they can still be a little hard to find

It is fair to say that technology is transforming so much of our daily lives, and travel is no exception. Latest research from Travelport has…..

Southwest’s participation in GDS system nixes agent friction in ‘big deal’ for the LCC

Southwest Airlines admits its entry into the Travelport and Amadeus Global Distribution Systems was a “big deal” that was in large part driven by the…..

Flipkart partners with the ixigo mobile travel platform for an enhanced and native flight booking experience that opens online travel options to India’s Tier II and Tier III cities

Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce marketplace, is aiming to further strengthen its travel offering by introducing an enhanced native experience in partnership with ixigo, India’s most…..

CTM: ‘We have been delivering live Qantas NDC content for almost a year now’

At the start of Aug-2019, Qantas Group formally launched the ‘Qantas Channel’, a commercial agreement between Qantas and an agency to access their New Distribution…..